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Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens is within 2 miles (3 km) of Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside while other popular attractions such as Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are within 3 miles (5 km). This 173-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a spa tub. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Teshi's Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.


The 173 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 108-cm LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and conference space.


  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade Cairns North QLD 4870

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Event facilities measuring 3175 square feet (295 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. An area shuttle within 3 km and a shopping center shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 173 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3175 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) buffet 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 295 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Year Built 1986 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19 per day )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside offers 173 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 108-cm LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Cairns North hotel provides wireless high-speed Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Teshi's Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar - This bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 27.50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 19 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 19 per day (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 41 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Cairns Harbourside
  • Cairns Mercure
  • Cairns Mercure Harbourside
  • Harbourside Cairns
  • Mercure Cairns
  • Mercure Cairns Harbourside
  • Mercure Harbourside
  • Mercure Harbourside Cairns
  • Mercure Harbourside Hotel
  • Mercure Harbourside Hotel Cairns
  • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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